Danby DUFM166A1WDB Use & Care Guide

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Owner’s Use and Care Guide

Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien du propriétaire

UPRIGHT FREEZER

CONGÉLATEUR VERTICAL

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W10668413A

Danby Products Limited, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1H 6Z9

Danby Products Inc. Findlay, Ohio, U.S.A. 45840

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SAFETY.................................................................................................

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CARING FOR YOUR FREEZER..........................................................

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INSTALLING YOUR FREEZER ...........................................................

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Defrosting and Cleaning Your Manual Defrost Freezer....................

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Unpacking ..........................................................................................

3

Base Grille .........................................................................................

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Location Requirements......................................................................

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Changing the Light Bulbs ..................................................................

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Electrical Requirements.....................................................................

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Power Interruptions ...........................................................................

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Freezer Door......................................................................................

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Moving Care ......................................................................................

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Freezer Leveling and Door Closing...................................................

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PROBLEM SOLVER ............................................................................

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OPERATING YOUR FREEZER ...........................................................

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Freezer Operation .............................................................................

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Using the Control ...............................................................................

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Freezer Features ...............................................................................

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SAFETY

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.

safety alert symbol.

alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.

messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” mean:

DANGER WARNING

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t immediately follow instructions.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.

All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING:To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury when using your freezer, follow these basic precautions:

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Do not remove ground prong.

Do not use an adapter.

Do not use an extension cord.

Disconnect power before servicing.

Replace all parts and panels before operating.

Use nonflammable cleaner.

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from freezer.

Use two or more people to move and install freezer.

Keep key away from children.

Remove doors or lid from your old freezer or refrigerator.

Disconnect power before installing ice maker (on ice maker kit ready models only).

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

State of California Proposition 65 Warnings:

WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.

WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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PROPER DISPOSAL OF YOUR OLD

FREEZER OR REFRIGERATOR

WARNING

Suffocation Hazard

Remove doors or lid from your old freezer or refrigerator.

Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage.

IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned freezers or refrigerators are still dangerous... even if they will sit for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator or freezer, please follow these instructions to help prevent accidents.

Before You Throw Away Your Old Freezer or Refrigerator:

Take off the doors or lid.

Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.

Important information to know about disposal of refrigerants:

Dispose of freezer in accordance with Federal and Local regulations. Refrigerants must be evacuated by a licensed, EPA certified refrigerant technician in accordance with established procedures.

INSTALLING YOUR FREEZER

Unpacking

WARNING

Excessive Weight Hazard

Use two or more people to move and install freezer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

Remove Packaging Materials

Remove tape and glue residue from surfaces before turning on the freezer. Rub a small amount of liquid dish soap over the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.

Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These products can damage the surface of your freezer. For more information, see “Safety.”

When Moving Your Freezer:

Your freezer is heavy. When moving the freezer for

cleaning or service, be sure to cover the floor with cardboard or hardboard to avoid floor damage. Always pull the freezer straight out when moving it. Do not wiggle or “walk” the freezer when trying to move it, as floor damage could occur.

Clean Before Using

After you remove all of the packaging materials, clean the inside of your freezer before using it. See the cleaning instructions in “Caring for Your Freezer.”

Important information to know about glass shelves and covers:

Do not clean glass shelves or covers with warm water when they are cold. Shelves and covers may break if exposed to sudden temperature changes or impact, such as bumping. Tempered glass is designed to shatter into many small, pebble-size pieces. This is normal. Glass shelves and covers are heavy. Use both hands when removing them to avoid dropping.

Location Requirements

WARNING

Explosion Hazard

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from freezer.

Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.

IMPORTANT: Your freezer operates most efficiently when located in an area where the temperature will not fall below 40°F (5°C). Place your freezer in a location where the temperature will not fall below this recommended temperature.

Allow at least 3" (7.5 cm) of air space at the top and on both sides of the freezer and 1" (2.5 cm) between the back of the freezer and the wall. If the freezer is to be next to a fixed wall, leave extra space on the hinge side so the door can open wider.

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NOTE: Allow for a 3" (7.5 cm) clearance at the top and sides and a ¹⁄" (0.64 cm) clearance between the appliances.

3" (7.5 cm)

3" (7.5 cm)

Electrical Requirements

WARNING

Electrical Shock Hazard

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Do not remove ground prong.

Do not use an adapter.

Do not use an extension cord.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.

Before you move your freezer into its final location, it is important to make sure you have the proper electrical connection.

Recommended Grounding Method

A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15or 20-amp fused, grounded electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only your freezer be provided. Use an outlet that cannot be turned off by a switch. Do not use an extension cord.

NOTE: Before performing any type of installation, cleaning, or removing a light bulb, turn the temperature control to the OFF position as shown and then disconnect the freezer from the electrical source.

Freezer Door

Tools Needed: ⁄" hex-head socket wrench, ³⁄" hex-head socket wrench, Phillips screwdriver, flat 2" putty knife.

IMPORTANT:

All graphics referenced in the following instructions are included later in this section after “Final Steps.” The graphics shown are for a right-hand swing door (hinges factory installed on the right).

If you only want to remove and replace the door, see the “Remove Door and Hinges” and “Replace Door and Hinges.”

Before you begin, turn the control OFF, and remove food and adjustable door or utility bins from door.

Remove Door and Hinges

Hex-head hinge screws

1.Unplug freezer or disconnect power.

2.Keep the freezer door closed until you are ready to lift it free from the cabinet.

NOTE: Provide additional support for the door while the hinges are being moved. Do not depend on the door magnets to hold the door in place while you are working.

3.Remove the parts for the top hinge as shown in Top Hinge graphic.

4.Lift the freezer door free from the bottom hinge and cabinet and set aside.

5.Remove four hex-head hinge screws and bottom hinge assembly. See Bottom Hinge graphic.

Reverse Door (optional on some models)

IMPORTANT: If you want to reverse your door so that it opens in the opposite direction, continue with “Reverse Door (optional on some models)” instructions. If you are not reversing the door, see “Replace Door and Hinges.”

Cabinet

1.Remove the cabinet hinge hole plugs from the cabinet top and move them to the opposite side hinge holes as shown in Graphic 2.

2.Remove the bottom hinge pin from the hinge bracket.

3.Remove the decals covering the holes on the opposite side of the bottom hinge.

4.Reinstall the bottom hinge pin in the alternate hole in the hinge bracket. See Graphic 3.

5.Reinstall the hinge bracket to the cabinet with the four hex-head hinge screws.

Door

1.Remove the hinge hole plug from the top of the door.

2.Remove the door stop from the bottom of the door.

3.Move the door stop to the opposite side making sure that the hole in the door stop bracket is aligned perfectly with the hole in the door for the bottom hinge pin.

4.Using the screws removed in Step 2, fasten the door stop bracket to the bottom of the door.

5.Tighten all screws. Set aside the door until the bottom hinge is in place.

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Danby DUFM166A1WDB Use & Care Guide

Handle

Move the door handle from one side of the door to the other.

1.Loosen setscrews located on side of handle at each end. See Graphic 1.

2.Remove handle from grommets.

3.Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the grommets from the door.

4.Position the grommets on the opposite side of the door and reinstall.

5.Position the handle over grommets on the opposite side of the freezer door.

6.Ensure grommets are fitted into handle holes.

7.Tighten the upper and lower setscrews with hex key provided. Do not overtighten setscrews.

Replace Door and Hinges

NOTE: Graphic may be reversed if door swing is reversed.

1.Replace the parts for the bottom hinge as shown and tighten screws. See Bottom Hinge graphic. Replace the freezer door.

NOTE: Provide additional support for the door while the hinges are being moved. Do not depend on the door magnets to hold the door in place while you are working.

2.Assemble the parts of the top hinge as shown in the Top Hinge graphic. Do not tighten the screws completely.

WARNING

Electrical Shock Hazard

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Do not remove ground prong.

Do not use an adapter.

Do not use an extension cord.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.

Final Steps

1.Check all holes to make sure that hole plugs and screws are in place. Reinstall top hinge cover. See Top Hinge graphic.

2.Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

3.Reset the control. See “Using the Control.”

4.Return all removable door parts to door and food to freezer.

Door Removal &

Replacement

Top Hinge

A

B

B

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A.Top Hinge Cover

B.5/16" Hex-Head Hinge Screws

C.Top Hinge

Bottom Hinge

A

B

A. Hinge Pin

B. 3/8" Hex-Head Hinge Screws

Door Swing Reversal and Handle Removal (optional)

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2

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A. Cabinet Hinge Hole Plugs

B

A

C

A.Grommet

B.Handle

C.Setscrews

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A

B

A. Hinge Pin

B. 3/8" Hex-Head Hinge Screws

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Freezer Leveling and Door Closing

Style 1—with Flat Front (no grille)

1.Locate the two front leveling legs taped among the packing materials.

2.Screw these legs into the front holes on the bottom of the freezer. The back of the freezer rests on two fixed supports.

3.Adjust the front legs enough to lift the cabinet up off the floor.

4.Place a leveling tool on top of the freezer first side to side, then front to back. Turn leg counterclockwise to raise a corner. Turn leg clockwise to lower a corner.

5.Repeat Step 4 until freezer is level.

6.After freezer is fully loaded with food, recheck with level as in Step 4.

Style 2—with Plastic Grille

Your freezer has two front adjustable legs, one on each side. The back of the freezer rests on two fixed rollers. The base grille covers the adjustable brake feet and roller assemblies located at the bottom of the freezer below the freezer door. Before making any adjustments, remove the base grille and move the freezer to its final location.

Tools Needed: ¹⁄ " hex driver, Phillips head screwdriver

1.Remove the base grille screws. Grasp the grille firmly and pull it toward you. Open the freezer door to access the brake feet.

NOTE: To allow the freezer to roll more easily, raise the brake feet by turning them counterclockwise. The front rollers will be touching the floor.

2.Move the freezer to its final location.

3.Lower the brake feet, by turning them clockwise, until the rollers are off the floor and both brake feet are snug against the floor. This keeps the freezer from rolling forward when you are opening the freezer door.

IMPORTANT: If you need to make further adjustments involving the brake feet, you must turn both brake feet the same amount to keep the freezer level.

4.Make sure the door closes easily. If you are satisfied with the door opening and closing, skip the next section. If, however, the door does not close easily or the door pops open, adjust the tilt.

To Adjust the Cabinet Tilt:

NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the freezer takes some weight off the brake feet. This makes it easier to turn them.

Open the freezer door. Use a ¹⁄ " hex driver to turn both brake feet clockwise the same amount. This will raise the front of the freezer. It may take several turns to allow the door to close more easily.

¹⁄"

A

B

A.Brake foot

B.Front roller

5.Make sure the freezer is steady. If the freezer seems unsteady or rolls forward when the door is pulled open, adjust the brake feet.

To Steady the Freezer:

Open the freezer door. Using a ¹⁄ " hex driver, turn both brake feet clockwise the same amount until the brake feet are snug against the floor. Check again. If not satisfied, continue to adjust the brake feet by half turns of the screw until the freezer does not roll forward when the door is opened.

6.Replace the base grille by aligning the ends of the grille with the leveling assemblies on each side and snapping the grille into place. Reinstall the Phillips screws.

OPERATING YOUR FREEZER

Using the Control

Turn the freezer temperature control to 4, as shown below. This setting is designed to maintain the temperature at or near 0°F (-17.8°C) under normal operating conditions.

Allow the freezer to cool 6 to 8 hours before filling with frozen food.

NOTE: When the freezer is first started, the compressor will run constantly until the cabinet is cooled. It may take 6 to 8 hours (or longer), depending on room temperature and the number of times the freezer door is opened. After the cabinet is cooled, the compressor will turn on and off as needed to keep the freezer at the proper temperature.

The outside of your freezer may feel warm. This is normal. The freezer’s design and main function is to remove heat from the contents and air inside the freezer. The heat is transferred to the room air, making the outside of the freezer feel warm.

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